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House passes bill to improve agency performance

Legislation requires agencies to designate senior officials to serve as chief operating and performance improvement officers.

Air travelers want 'better alternative' to screening process

Removing shoes during screening stirs the most anger among travelers, according to survey.

Report: Agencies are throwing away more money on underused property

Number of buildings where space isn’t used effectively is growing, as is the cost of maintaining those buildings, GSA finds.

Paper Social Security checks will become obsolete in May

Treasury announces final rules for electronic delivery expected to reduce theft and save $1 billion over 10 years.

GAO again gives thumbs-down to federal financial statement

Watchdog agency cites problems with Defense financial management among reasons it can’t render an unqualified opinion.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., applauded the new forecast, but said he remained concerned about the economic impact.

Defense contracting cuts might be much smaller than predicted

Official tells lawmakers reductions would apply narrowly to service support contracts.

Short-term spending measure advances pay freeze proposal

Continuing resolution funding agencies through early March contains a provision holding civilian salaries steady for two years.

Anne-Marie Slaughter directed the review.

State Department review promises transparency, civilian ‘face’

Pentagon-style quadrennial assessment sets agenda for multiagency coordination of foreign aid and crisis response.

Management challenges stymie hazardous waste cleanup

The Energy Department's poor record of overseeing contracts is threatening projects critical to public health and national security.

Senate working on short-term funding measure

Continuing resolution would fund agencies for 45 to 90 days early next year.